257 Bowery

New Developments at the Sperone Westwater Gallery

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

In the last month or so, the glass window casing has quickly raced up the front of 257 Bowery, future home of the Sperone Westwater Gallery.  The building now boasts more definition, and is no longer just a hulking slab of concrete.

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Another Clear View of Sperone Westwater Gallery

Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

Whereas many sprouting construction sites are encapsulated in netting for safety, the new Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery is quite an exception.  Weeks after first revealing its hulking skeleton, building frontage remains exposed, providing a clear view of progress.

Sperone Westwater Gallery Reveals Hulking Concrete Skeleton

Posted February 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

Yesterday morning, a large section of netting was removed from the future Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery, revealing a hulking concrete skeleton.  The upward structural push continues unabated, but should be capped pretty soon.  Keep an eye out for that all-telling American flag.

Rock and Roll Grandma on the Bowery

Posted December 9, 2009 at 6:25 am

This hilarious tag recently surfaced on the plywood outside the future Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery. It reads “Rock and Roll Grandma.”

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Tiptoeing Atop Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery

Posted December 2, 2009 at 6:18 am

The other day, a worker at Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery was busy tiptoeing with a rope and pulley mechanism atop the cinder-block summit. Yet without a harness of any kind!  We are by no means experts on construction site safety, but this just seems rather foolish.

Heavy Duty Machinery at 263 Bowery

Last modified June 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

On Saturday afternoon, the heavy duty machinery was parked outside the construction site of 263 Bowery. A fully-extended crane and its few operators were busy unloading a fresh stack of metal pylons from a nearby flatbed. All the while, there was limited sidewalk traffic permitted beneath the shadow of the crane. We just couldn’t contain […]

263 Bowery Bites the Dust

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:23 am

Thanks to high end boutique hotels north of Houston, Whole Paycheck, and the New Museum, the wave of mutilation on the Bowery continues in haste (cue the Pixies). It’s time to bid farewell to yet another fossil of the downtown restaurant supply industry, 263 Bowery.

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